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powerful bombs exploded today in india's financial capital mumbai killing at least 21 people, it was the worst terrorist attack in mumbai since 2008. our coverage begins tonight with chief foreign correspondent richard engel. >> reporter: the bombs were well hidden and coordinated to explode at the height of mumbai's evening rush hour. the first exploded in a renowned jewelry market just before 7:00 p.m. a minute later, a second, more powerful device went off in a crowded business district near a bus station, one bomb was apparently hidden under an umbrella, the other in an electric circuit box. after two back to back explosions, police knew, mumbai was under attack by terrorists. then a third bomb believed to have been in a taxi, exploded downtown. police locked down the city. >> the entire city of mumbai has been put on high alert. i would appeal to the people of mumbai and people all over the country to remain calm and maintain peace. >> reporter: so far, no one has claimed responsibility, but suspicion falls on the same pakistan-based group that attacked mumbai in 2008. t
, mumbai was better prepared, but the violence would inflame tension between two old enemies, india and pakistan, both nuclear powers. richard engel, nbc news, cairo. >>> and here in our new york studios our chief foreign affairs important andrea mitchell, you ask any u.s. official, what keeps you up at night, they is answer, these two countries, nuclear nations and especially pakistan. >> pakistan is about to pass france as the fifth greatest nuclear power in the world and they're on a hair trigger. there's no hot line between india and pakistan, only last week, diplomats from both countries meeting out at stanford university trying to talk about establishing a hotline. so unlike the cold war, there is no communication, they could have an accident. india has said in the past they were restrained a few years ago when it was proved that pakistan was behind the attacks, they were restrained by the rest of the world, they did not retaliate, this time most likely they would. i was talk to a prominent indian diplomat saying he could not persuade his country to refrain. just tonight, the
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